In-Depth Program Grant for New York & New Jersey Schools

This grant is for teams of educators and their supporting administrators from New York and New Jersey schools who are looking to do the following within their schools:

  • Academically challenge and engage students.
  • Develop or strengthen a school-wide culture that values community and civic participation.
  • Support literacy skills with standards-aligned primary source documents.

The IDP Grant gives educators and schools access to professional development and materials valued at more than $10,000!

Awarded schools will be middle and high schools from New York/New Jersey who are able to produce teams of 2 - 4 educators, all of whom have agreed to participate in Facing History professional development and use Facing History resources, pedagogy, and approaches in their courses for a minimum of 4 weeks throughout the school year.

See the Timeline and Apply Online

Deadline: We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Get prepared! Download a printable Application at-a-glance to see the application questions. 


2020 - 2021 Application Details

Awarded Schools Will Receive the Following

  • Full scholarships for each team member to attend a Facing History and Ourselves summer seminar (valued at $420 - $700 per teacher)
    Space limitations at seminars may impact availability for those teachers late to register. 
  • A class set of Facing History resource books for classroom or library use. ($500 - $750 value per set)
  • Access to Facing History’s supplementary literacy guides and professional development to incorporate literacy strategies.
  • Access to Facing History’s digital and lending library, an extensive collection of resources for classroom use.
  • Year-long consultation and support from Facing History staff, including an in-service professional development workshop. (valued up to $2,600)
  • Invitations to attend any professional development workshop during the school year - at no cost! (valued at $125 per workshop)
  • New York City and New York state teachers are eligible to receive CTLE hours. New Jersey teachers are eligible to receive a certificate of attendance for professional development credits.

Awarded Schools Commit to the Following

Each school commits a team of two to four educators to participate in this grant.

Participating teachers are required to:

Eligibility: 

  • Middle and high schools in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.
  • Recommended for educators who teach U.S. and Global History, Government, Social Studies, Civics, ELA, or Humanities.
  • Eligible schools are those able to produce teams of 2 - 4 educators, all of whom have agreed to participate in Facing History professional development and use Facing History resourcespedagogy, and approaches in their courses for a minimum of 4 weeks throughout the school year.

Application Process & Timeline

  1. Now - Get prepared before you start the online application! 
    Download the Application at-a-glance Review the essay questions and gather the contact information of the teachers and administrator.  Then, just copy & paste into the form. 
  2. Deadline rolling basis- Using a team leader point of contact to represent the team, each school submits one online application form
  3. March & April - After reviewing applications, Facing History staff will reach out to the Team leader to schedule an interview with the applying team. 
    • Interviews will take place throughout the months of March and April. 
    • Interviews will take about 30 minutes.
    • This is an opportunity for Facing History to learn more about your school, the reasons for applying, and your needs. It is a time for you to raise any questions your team may have.
  4. Rolling notifications - All applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis.


Questions? Contact Renee Harleston, Program Specialist, at [email protected]

 

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